‘Communicate clearly’ Posts

 

Writing tips 3: Refresher on some fundamentals

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Writing well is not difficult. You don’t need a degree in English to compose sentences that get your message across properly. (Of course, one good way to improve your writing skills is to take a writing course.) The types of mistakes I see frequently involve just a handful of principles. They include:   – Capitalization […]

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Writing Tips 2: Refresher on some fundamentals

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Good writing seems to have fallen offer in recent times, at least if what we see on social media is any indication. Perhaps members view those platforms as places where they can let conventions slide. Unfortunately, in these connected times, social media  platforms are becoming mainstream. What is written (and displayed) on those websites says […]

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Writing tips 1: Refresher on some fundamentals

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Writing well has always been important, and the same is true today. Your image–your brand–is affected by how well you project yourself in writing. This is true whether you’re writing on paper or on a web platform like Facebook. Too many people seem to take a cavalier approach to writing when they’re on social media. […]

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Public speaking tip: Hold microphone close to your mouth

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If you ever have to use a cordless mic, hold it close to your mouth. Too often people hold it down by the chest; the mic won’t pick up well from there. The microphone won’t bite, so hold it high! For more presentation and public speaking tips, see “Presentation skills — 5 tips to help […]

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Presentation skills – 5 tips to help you survive a disaster

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Have you faced a disaster during a presentation? If not, you will soon. It happens to every public speaker at some point. What I experienced during a recent presentation can help you prepare for the inevitable. Like most presenters, my presentation was on PowerPoint slides. I set up early, and had the projector running prior to […]

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